What is flag rate pay, and how does it work? My uncle wants me to work with him, and that's how they get paid?

My uncle is a auto body technician, and want's me to work with him . I am wanting to work there , but I don't understand how they pay? He tried to explain but it did not make since. What is Flag Pay, flag rate, whatever it is, please explain? No, it's not flat rate! It is flagging hours for work, I was told that if a job payed 100 hours, you take each part of that pay untill it is gone, at so much. I have no idea, thats what my uncle told me, I don't get it. Way differant from flat pay!!! Okay I'm starting to get it. Butt see my Uncle also wants to split 40-60% for pay, should I take the offer?

Asked By: OzarkOasis - 7/29/2007
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flag hours or flag rate is almost the same as flat rate. the shop bills the job by the flat rate book. but pays you for the number of hours that you flag or claim to have completed on the job. if you are working on a car and it pays 10 hours to replace and paint the fender and door. you might flag 6 hours to install... More
Answered By: tott1 - 7/29/2007
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Are you asking about FLAT rate? That means you're not paid hourly, you're paid per unit... More
Answered By: homeschoolmom - 7/29/2007
It's flat rate pay. That means instead of getting paid by the hours you work, you get paid the number of hours a book gives to complete the job... More
Answered By: beth - 7/29/2007
That means you get paid for the job, not how long it takes. Mitchell and Chilton books list how long a job takes, and pays. For instance if your doing a starter and the book lists it as 2 hours, thats what you get. 2 hours of pay wether it takes you 1 hour or 3 hours. If you get it done faster you can move onto... More
Answered By: cdever5 - 7/29/2007
From what you have said, you are dealing with a flat rate, where you are getting paid for the part of the job you do, even if the car is not finished... More
Answered By: fire4511 - 7/29/2007
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